Hundreds of family members and mothers of violent-crime victims gathered Thursday for a citywide motorcade sponsored by local anti-violence organization, Mothers in Charge.
Escorted by the Philadelphia Police Department, dozens of cars, hearses and motorcycles drove from North Philadelphia to Grays Ferry to West Philadelphia to Germantown. At each stop, they prayed and read names in memory of those who were lost to homicide this year in Philadelphia.
“The goal today,” said group founder Dorothy Johnson-Speight as the event began, “is to bring awareness, get people involved, remember loved ones and share positive information that families need.”
Watch a slide show and read the full report at WHYY: Mothers In Charge motorcade takes anti-violence message across the city